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I’ve been wound tighter than a tenor banjo this week. With turmoil all around us, social media has been depressing. For a moment, it seemed as if there was no light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Then something remarkable happened.

THENFathers were considered to be the head of the family and expected to adequately supply the basic needs. Mothers stayed at home and reared the children. I never knew of any mother who had a … more
I’ve had the privilege to watch four robins be born, grown up, and fly the nest all from the comfort of my front porch this summer. more

Locally, he was known as Eric Ziegler. Out West, they knew him as Eric Summer, a self-described yuppie musician who played top 40 hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s.


In chapters 18 and 19 of Genesis, Lot, the nephew of Abraham, had taken residency in the area of Sodom and Gomorrah after their herds became so great and separation was required.  


We've had a lot to think on this week. Let me unpack some of it...

Tallulah is taking a vacation day this week but will be back in two weeks with her regular column. I’m taking over for today so let me go ahead and apologize for my inferior writing. We can’t all have the vocabulary and style of Miss Tallulah Bankhead Putman, Downtown Jasper’s English Creme Retriever. more
The Daily Mountain Eagle’s footage of Monday’s protests in downtown Jasper reached nearly 500,000 people in less than 24 hours. Nearly 5,000 people had commented on the footage as of press time … more

A protest and rally in downtown Jasper on Monday afternoon had its share of tense moments. The combination of people protesting the death of George Floyd, a handful of citizens concerned about the Confederate monument on the courthouse square and a large number of law enforcement officers could have turned ugly quickly, but it did not thanks mostly to the patience and good judgement of local police.


Sleep deprived, I sat on my front porch for a long while in silence trying to find the words I want to say here as I continue to try and digest what I experienced in Birmingham on Sunday.

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